Girdled Mining Bee - Andrena labiata

Description

Tergites 2 and 3 are a bright brick red.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Sandy areas predominantly open grassland and edges of scrub and woodland.

When to see it

Early May to late June.

Life History

The species is well known to be strongly associated with speedwells but it forages from many other plants.

UK Status

Very local and mainly coastal it is found throughout southern England to north Yorkshire and Wales. Possibly increasing in numbers.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map